Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan

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Department of Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Pharmacy


Department of Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Pharmacy

B.Tech., B. Pharm., M.Tech., Dual Degree, and Ph.D. Programmes

The Department offers 4 year B.Tech. programmes in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, and 4 year B. Pharmacy, a dual degree 5 year M.Tech. programme in Biotechnology, 2 year M.Tech. Computational Biology, and Ph.D. in Biotechnology/Bioinformaitcs/Pharmacy.

Courses Designed with an Engineering Base

The Department imparts education to equip students with modern skills compatible to the needs of industry and academia. Keeping in view the interdisciplinary nature of BT and BI, the curricula have been designed with an engineering base encompassing courses from computer science & engineering, electronics and communication engineering, mathematics, statistics, physics and professional development so as to enable students to work not only in the Biotech and Bioinformatics industries but also in other industries. The B. Tech., B.Pharm and M.Tech. students are provided an opportunity to do a research project which helps them to handle independent projects in academia and industry.

The Department is equipped with 20 labs providing hands on training in various areas of biotechnology, bioinformatics and pharmacy such as medical biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, food biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology, plant biotechnology, pharmaceutical biotechnology, genomic & proteomic technologies, animal and plant cell culture technologies, high throughput biology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacognosy, etc. Our bioinformatics curriculum includes courses on algorithm design, machine learning, computational high throughput screening and drug designing, bioprogramming, scripting languages, etc. The BI graduates have an added advantage of working in Biotech., Bioinformatics, Pharmacy, and IT industries.


The Department is actively involved in research by having the distinction of running externally funded R & D projects worth Rs. 10.0 crores from various Govt. of India agencies such as the Department of Biotechnology, Department of Science & Technology, DRDO, Ministry of Environment and Forest, ICMR, and industry sponsored project. The department has a strong doctoral research program wherein 40 Ph.D. scholars are registered with faculty members. The Department has been recognized as a Center of Excellence for research in medicinal herbs by the DBT, Govt. of India.

More than 95% Placement

The placement of graduates has been more than 95% during the last 5 years with most of the students offered jobs in more than one industry. Our B.Tech. graduates are pursuing MS/Ph.D degrees in the top class Universities in the USA and Europe with scholarships.

Department of Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Pharmacy
Jaypee University of Information Technology
Waknaghat, P.O. Waknaghat, Teh Kandaghat, Distt. Solan
PIN-173 234
(H.P.), India


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